Matthew D. Bennnett


Engineer Matthew Bennett drove Engine 1 to a possible structural collapse after a car drove into a home. Upon his arrival and as crews began to work, Bennett complained to the EMS Duty Officer on scene that he was experiencing chest pains. The EMS Duty Officer escorted Bennett to an ambulance to be evaluated. Bennett was then transported to a hospital and immediately taken into surgery. Despite all efforts, however, Bennett passed away the following afternoon. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined. 

Incident Location: 5400 block of Brendon Park Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Indianapolis Fire Department
955 Ft. Wayne Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Chief: Ernest Malone

Age: 49
Rank: Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 13, 2020 10:00
Date of death: November 14, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

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